Here is a fact check of the seven most common myths people have about endometrial cancer.
A variety of issues can cause abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be a sign of endometrial cancer, but a variety of other benign and treatable problems can also cause abnormal bleeding.
An intrauterine device (IUD) could help preserve fertility and reduce the need for hysterectomies for women suffering from endometrial cancer.
People with Lynch syndrome carry an increased risk of developing some types of cancers, particularly at a younger age.
Due to early detection and treatment, the prognosis of endometrial cancer is excellent for most patients.
Endometrial cancer arises from the lining of the uterus, called the endometrium. The diagnosis is made through a curette, which takes some tissue from the endometrium for analysis under the microscope.
Numbers of patients diagnosed with endometrial cancer are increasing, with Cancer Australia estimating over 3,000 cases and 400 deaths per year in Australia.
As rates of obesity continue to increase, the numbers of women diagnosed with endometrial cancer is also expected to rise.
Endometrial (uterine) cancer develops when cells grow and multiply abnormally in the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus.